Why I Live Here

Carvers Harbor, Vinalhaven, Maine

Why I Live Here

Why I Live Here

From the moment she first stepped off the ferry, Hallowell’s Libby McCullum knew she’d spend the rest of her summers on Vinalhaven.

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garden on Herrick Bay in Brooklin Maine

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Why I Live Here

In Brooklin, a waterfront property with a party-ready yard passes from one owner to the next over a croquet lesson.

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West Newfield, Maine

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Why I Live Here

After a trying few years, Sarah Richardson finds happiness, and spectacular sunrise views, in a West Newfield post-and-beam.

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Lisa Steele's Dixmont Maine farm

Photographed by Lisa Steele

Why I Live Here

Why I Live Here

A real estate photo of a bright-red barn sold Lisa Steele, of backyard chicken-keeping website Fresh Eggs Daily, on her Dixmont farm.

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South Portland, Why I Live Here, Luke's Lobster

South Portland, Maine

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Why I Live Here

From their SoPo home, the family behind Luke’s Lobster has a bird’s-eye view of the activity that fuels their business.

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Why I Live Here

Why I Live Here

Sean Fowlds used to hang prints of Maine lighthouses in his Florida home. Now he’s got the real thing framed in his Port Clyde windows.

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Why I Live Here

Why I Live Here

Reader Jay Pappas used to travel 15 hours from Ohio to his camp on Madison’s Wesserunsett Lake. Now he’s a happy, full-time Mainer.

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Biddeford Maine porch

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Why I Live Here

“A Massachusetts native and Maine vacationer for 45 years, I always knew I would end up here.”

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Kennebunkport Maine

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Why I Live Here

“I’ve been well known for my scenic photography of Kennebunkport for the last 26 years…”

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Cushing, Maine

Why I Live Here

Why I Live Here

“We came by boat to Maine from Massachusetts 30 years ago. We had chosen Maine to retire.”

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